Inside the latest issue of National Geographic Traveller Food

Inside the latest issue of National Geographic Traveller Food

National Geographic Traveller Food is packed with authentic travel and food experiences, vivid photography, plus insights and tips to inspire would-be explorers to travel widely, ethically and safely.

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Five of the best breakfast ideas from around the world

When it comes to breakfast, many of us have our standard routine — yet there’s always room for a bit of fresh thinking. From Turkish menemen to Indian idli, here are five ways to add a little magic to your mornings, whether you’re at home or away.

Latest stories

Food writer Reem Kassis on the flavours of the Middle East and beyond

Palestinian food writer Reem Kassis’s latest book weaves together history, memoir and recipes to bring the diverse food cultures of the contemporary Arab world to life.

Three recipes from Reem Kassis's new book, The Arabesque Table

Palestinian food writer Reem Kassis’s latest book weaves together history, memoir and recipes to bring the diverse food cultures of the contemporary Arab world to life. Here, she shares three of her favourite recipes.

Meet the maker: the Lombardian rice farmer preserving Italian traditions

On the outskirts of Milan, organic rice farmer Francesco Bossi, 55, is championing one of Lombardy’s most revered products.

From Italy to Japan: our favourite cookbooks for spring 2021

The latest batch of cookbook releases takes us on a journey through Italian delis, the rich cuisine of the eastern Mediterranean and plant-based recipes inspired by Asia.

Editors' picks

Steak and kidney pie: the story behind a British classic

Popularised in the 19th century, this British classic has since become a pub staple. And while over the centuries the ingredients have been up for some debate, these days the kidneys are non-negotiable.

Cheese pilgrimages: the nine destinations that should be on every cheese-lover's bucket list

From the Dutch Cheese Valley to the lush pastures of Normandy and the wild Californian north west, here are the places we think should be on every cheese lover’s bucket list.

Photo story: the celebrated seafood of Stonehaven, Scotland

Stonehaven’s glory days as a thriving fishing village may be behind it, but the culinary legacy of its past remains. Grab yourself a table with a sea view and tuck in to smoked haddock, award-winning fish and chips or fresh lobster. 

Breaking bread: a Māori family feast in New Zealand

Hospitality and communal dining are central to Māori culture, and on New Zealand’s North Island, Nadine Toe Toe and her whānau (family) welcome guests with open arms.

Breaking bread

Breaking bread: an Alpine family feast in Courmayeur, Italy

In Courmayeur, in the shadow of Mont Blanc, family meals are hearty affairs, involving plenty of cheese and suitably mountainous portions of carbonara and focaccia. Pull up a chair — dinner is served.

Breaking bread: on the trail of tradition in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is Greece’s gastronomic heart, a melting pot city that’s constantly evolving. But when it comes to Greek cooking, some things aren’t to be messed with — no matter how modern life gets.

Breaking bread: the smoky taste of Nashville, Tennessee

Pitmaster Pat Martin spends his working day barbecuing and his free time grilling — two very different things if you’re in the American South, where cooking is as much about the journey as the destination.

Meet the maker: Côte d'Ivoire's trailblazing chocolatier

In Côte d’Ivoire, Rosine Bekoin and her fellow cacao farmers are shaking things up by making their own chocolate.

Meet the maker

Meet the maker: the Spanish family behind some of the world's best saffron

In central Spain, the Cabra have farmed some of the world's highest-quality saffron for four generations, using a meticulously hand-produced and largely unchanged approach.

Meet the maker: the woman behind the world's most sought-after pistachios

In Sicily, Laura Lupo makes products such as pesto and torrone from her own highly prized Bronte pistachios.

Meet the makers: the Greek co-op putting traditional spoon sweets on the map

In Vizitsa, one of the Greek villages that have dotted Mount Pelion’s slopes since antiquity, the women-run Esperides Co-operative uses the region's abundant orchards to create traditional Greek spoon sweets with a secret local ingredient. 

Photo story: celebrating the characters and creations of London's Chinatown

The food found in Chinatown was once largely Cantonese, but in recent years it’s diversified. Today its outlets specialise in cuisines from all across Asia; the longest queues, though, are outside the bubble tea cafes.

Photo stories

Photo story: dining with nomads in Kyrgyzstan

Once a nation of nomads, today’s Kyrgyzstan is dotted with yurts only in summer. For most of the year, Kyrgyz shepherds live settled lives in the valleys, but from June to September, when the lowlands are arid, they move to summer mountain pastures, known as jailoo. 

Photo story: the story behind the hazelnuts of Piedmont, Italy

The hills just outside Alba, in northwest Italy’s Piedmont region, are striped with neat green rows of trees and vines. The area is renowned for its wines and white truffles, but the jewel in its crown is the nocciola del Piemonte, a delicate variety of hazelnut with thin skin and crisp, dense flesh. The terroir here is ideal for these nuts: the slopes allow the soil to drain, while the altitude and climate provide the perfect temperature for the trees.

Photo story: the London tradition of pie 'n' mash

There can be few institutions more synonymous with the East End of London than pie ’n’ mash shops.

A beginner’s guide to foraging for wild ingredients in the UK

Foraging responsibly and discovering the world of wild food is one of the simplest and most effective ways to reconnect with nature. We speak to foraging experts for advice on starting out in the UK.

Meet the maker: the cheesemaker bringing curds to the Isle of Wight

Emily Macdonald has brought the cheese curd-making tradition of her native Wisconsin all the way to the Isle of Wight.

Six of the best UK food festivals for summer 2021

From a travelling Cornish feast with overnight camping to a town-wide Welsh culinary experience, we’ve selected the top food festivals to experience. 

10 of the best UK glamping sites for foodies

From pods in the grounds of a restaurant to yurts on a garlic farm, there are plenty of places to camp — and eat — in style. 

A culinary guide to Zeeland, the Netherlands' 'Land on Sea'

This coastal Dutch province — its name translated as ‘Land on Sea’ — is a place where local producers have an intense connection to the water, making the most of its natural bounty.

Peking duck: the complex history of a Chinese classic

Offering an irresistible combination of flavours and textures, this classic Chinese dish has a long and complex history — and a cooking process to match.

What they're eating in Accra

Whether you fancy Italian-inspired cuisine or West African classics, you’ll find it in the Ghanaian capital.

Food writer Zuza Zak on traditional and emerging Baltic cuisine

Zuza Zak’s second book, Amber & Rye, takes readers on a journey through Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, where traditional recipes and time-honoured techniques collide with an emerging new-wave food culture.

Photo story: the windmills, waterways and wild beaches of the north Norfolk coast

Tracing a golden thread against the North Sea, the salty shores of north Norfolk are an undisputed highlight of the English coastline. 

Five ways to cook with seaweed, as recommended by chef Ivan Tisdall-Downes

From sea lettuce and kelp to dulse and gutweed, the seaweed varieties found around the UK coast can give a nutritious flavour boost to countless dishes.

Five recipes from Zuza Zak's new book, Amber & Rye

Discover five recipes from Zuza Zak's second book, Amber & Rye, which takes readers on a journey through Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Where to eat in Madrid: discover the city's hidden markets and local restaurants

Good food isn’t hard to come by in Madrid, but the sheer variety can overwhelm the uninitiated. For a unique flavour of the Spanish capital, dig a little deeper to discover thriving local markets and historic castizos bristling with tradition.

My life in food: Sean Paul on Caribbean cuisine and poisonous puffer fish

The Jamaican musician talks about his love of Caribbean food, his multi-ethnic family and eating poisonous puffer fish in Japan.

Top chefs share their passion for the cuisine of southern Italy

From pillowy pasta topped with the best parmesan to fresh anchovies with Amalfi lemons, three chefs wax lyrical about southern Italian cuisine and share their favourite recipes.

Chef Angela Hartnett's guide to eating in Emilia-Romagna

From Bologna to Modena, Emilia-Romagna is arguably the Italian region most synonymous with fine food. Chef Angela Hartnett selects her favourite local dishes and shares her recipe for spinach and ricotta tortelli.

What they're eating in Los Angeles

Fill up on meaty tacos and caviar-topped lobster rolls on the Californian coast. Here's what the locals are ordering in the City of Angels.

Playing with fire: seven chefs harnessing the power of open flames

From London to Australia’s east coast, chefs are using fire to cook — and add flavour to — meat, veg and even fruit. It's all the inspiration you need to take your barbecue to the next level this this summer.
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Meet the producers at the heart of Wales’s sustainable food and drink scene

From native flat oysters to organic bison meat, Wales is striving to be at the forefront of sustainable food practice. Here, three top producers share their passion for the country’s produce.

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